I have seen wild throws in my day. Heck, I have seen even wilder throws than this.
But I have *never* seen a throw to first base so wild that it hit the poor first base umpire right in the face:
An errant throw from Edmundo Sosa hit first base umpire Junior Valentine in the side of the head.
Thankfully, Valentine is okay and is staying in the game. pic.twitter.com/gJqkxsr97A
— SNY (@SNYtv) September 14, 2021
As the tweet importantly notes, Valentine was OK! You could see the immediate impact from the throw, and certainly it couldn’t have felt good. He’ll need some patching up. But thankfully it wasn’t so bad that he had to leave the game.
As for Sosa, maybe table the spinny throws for a little while?
OH NO!! Just when you think you've seen it all an umpire gets hit in the side of the face with an errant throw. Wow pic.twitter.com/0LkHxVQTbX
— Ben Verlander (@BenVerlander) September 13, 2021